Whether you’re buying the first heater for your home or replacing an existing one, there’s one question you’re probably wondering: what size heater do I need? Making this investment in your home is no small thing, so you want to be sure that the heating system you purchase can support the demands of your home for years to come.
At Ball Heating & Air Conditioning we understand this process better than anyone else in the area. We want your Ball furnace installation to serve your home successfully by warming your family on demand and saving you money. If you want to know how to choose an appropriately sized heating unit for your home, keep reading!
What Is AFUE?
The Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) is a rating given to each heating system by the manufacturer that produces it. The AFUE is a calculated number that determines how efficient the system is. Efficiency is measured by how much energy or fuel the unit takes to deliver the heat output desired.
While the AFUE rating is not the only factor you should pay attention to, it is a great starting point to ensure your system is up to the task of heating your home. You wouldn’t want to invest in a heater that ends up costing you way more money in wasted energy. That’s why working with a professional team like Ball can help to decide on an efficient furnace!
Heat Load Calculation
Another great reason to get professional help choosing your next furnace is a professional heat load calculation. Your home is unique, so it makes sense that it requires a unique heating solution. Our team at Ball takes the time to evaluate your entire home and calculate how powerful your new heater needs to be. These are some of the things we take into account:
- The total air volume of the home
- Number of windows
- Shade on your home
- Duct size
- Members of the household
- And more!
While there are some DIT load calculations you can try, it’s always better to have the most precise estimate. Once the technician has made the calculation, they will be able to recommend what size you need in a furnace. In the HVAC industry, sizes are labeled by tons. No, this doesn’t mean they weigh tons! Tonnage is simply the measurement of size — or heating capability — for heating units.
Where Do You Live?
The final factor to consider is the geographic location that you live in. Clearly, the seasonal predictions of your climate can affect what kind of heating system you need. The winters in Louisiana can be mild and humid unlike the winters in a Northern state. This means you may not need as much power behind your heater to fend off snow and ice, but you need a great filter for the humidity. Speaking with a Ball professional can make these details clearer and your options easier to choose from.
Ball Heater Installation
The difference between other heating companies and Ball Heating & Air Conditioning is our dedication to you! Our customers are number one in our book, and we prove it every single day by putting your needs first. Your experience with our team is important to us, so you can always expect out of this world service and skills from our team members. Call us today for superior heater installation services!